Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Updating the HP MSM720 Wireless Controller

Posted on 2016-07-25
8
Medium Priority
?
368 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-02
Hi

I need to upgrade the firmware on my HP MSM720 Wireless Controller - my question is when I upgrade will the controller lose its configuration?
0
Comment
Question by:Technical Information
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Davis McCarn
ID: 41729308
We need the HP model number (i.e. J9693A to J9696A) in order to give you a correct answer.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Technical Information
ID: 41729330
J9693 Thanks Davis
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Technical Information
ID: 41729331
J9693A
0
Looking for a new Web Host?

Lunarpages' assortment of hosting products and solutions ensure a perfect fit for anyone looking to get their vision or products to market. Our award winning customer support and 30-day money back guarantee show the pride we take in being the industry's premier MSP.

 
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

by:Davis McCarn
Davis McCarn earned 800 total points
ID: 41729423
According to HP's release notes, if you are running version 5.7.5 or lower, you will have to do a two step upgrade to bring it current.  It also says you'll need to bring all of them up to a consistent firmware state if you have more than one.
Personally, I'd backup the configuration, maybe even twice, before I did it! (They also say that there will be automatic config changes made by 6.6!)
https://h10145.www1.hpe.com/Downloads/SoftwareReleases.aspx?ProductNumber=J9693A&lang=en&cc=us&prodSeriesId=3963981
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Technical Information
ID: 41729453
Thanks Davis I had a read through the release notes this morning and saw the 2 step upgrade

I also noticed that things like NAT will be disabled if enabled and that channel 132 is no longer supported.

It looks like it should hold its config, what do you think?
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Craig Beck earned 1200 total points
ID: 41729684
You won't lose any config doing the upgrade.
0
 
LVL 44

Expert Comment

by:Davis McCarn
ID: 41729995
I'd still back it up and keep a backup each time I made any changes.  Then you can replace it and restore the backup!
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 41730036
Agree, but still, the question was...

my question is when I upgrade will the controller lose its configuration?

No one has actually answered that until my comment. No model numbers needed, just a simple answer :-)

You won't lose any config. The upgrade will convert existing config and add new config for new features.
0

Featured Post

Hire Technology Freelancers with Gigs

Work with freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely, and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
This month, Experts Exchange’s free Course of the Month is focused on CompTIA IT Fundamentals.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…
Suggested Courses

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question